Tag: aviation biofuels

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels math class with Mr. Mercutio

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels math class with Mr. Mercutio

August 30, 2016 |

If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have seen the provocative headline: Wood fuel plan to cut plane CO2 branded as ‘pipe dream’ Then would have looked in vain for the quoted reference to “pipe dream”…because there wasn’t one. Just the invention of a bored editor. If that gives […]

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White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

July 31, 2016 |

In Washington, a new White House report, titled “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy,” sets out prioritized federal research and development goals and objectives to address key scientific and technical challenges that inhibit the development, production, and use of economically viable alternative jet fuels at commercial scale. The Alternative Jet Fuel Interagency Working […]

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Renewable jet fuel, competitive cost, at scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

Renewable jet fuel, competitive cost, at scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

May 19, 2016 |

In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. It’s AltAir fuel — and United has agreed to purchase up to 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel from AltAir Paramount […]

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Up, Up & Away: The Top 10 Magic Moments in Aviation Biofuels in 2016

Up, Up & Away: The Top 10 Magic Moments in Aviation Biofuels in 2016

March 16, 2016 |

We reported this week that  Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia formed a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. The trans-Tasman alliance partners are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the market to explore the opportunity to procure locally produced aviation biofuel. A few years ago, that would have been the […]

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Sustainable aviation biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

Sustainable aviation biofuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to United Airlines

January 24, 2016 |

AltAir Fuels will begin regularly scheduled deliveries of sustainable biojet fuel to United, at LAX in 2016. AltAir’s Paramount, California-based refinery converts sustainable feedstocks, like non-edible natural oils and agricultural wastes, into low-carbon, renewable jet fuel. This biofuel is price-competitive with traditional, petroleum-based jet fuel, but achieves a 50 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions […]

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The airlines: who’s doing what in aviation biofuels?

The airlines: who’s doing what in aviation biofuels?

October 19, 2015 |

Who’s a Major Player, who’s a Pioneer, who’s committed, who’s monitoring the space as a stakeholder? We look at 45 airlines and their efforts in bringing low-carbon fuels to the marketplace.   What are airlines and jet manufacturers doing to foster aviation biofuels? Quite a bit — in some cases,  just about all they can given the rough shape […]

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United Airlines invests $30M in Fulcrum BioEnergy; inks $1.5B+ in aviation biofuels contracts

United Airlines invests $30M in Fulcrum BioEnergy; inks $1.5B+ in aviation biofuels contracts

June 30, 2015 |

Fly the environmentally friendly skies – historic aviation biofuels agreement for direct airline investment, and more than $1.5 billion in offtake options. What’s it all about?  In California, United Airlines announced a $30 million direct investment in advanced biofuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, obtained an option to invest in five future commercial-scale aviation biofuels plants, and signed offtake agreements for up […]

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What’s new, different and hot in military and aviation biofuels

What’s new, different and hot in military and aviation biofuels

February 19, 2015 |

It’s been a year of deployment and globalization. Here are the most important items to know. Back in 1927, 100,000 people flooded Le Bourget Airport in Paris to greet Charles Lindbergh as he completed the first solo, non-stop, transatlantic crossing by plane. Now, it’s done by dozens of pilots every day, who have no one […]

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Up in the Air: Can aviation save the Renewable Fuel Standard?

Up in the Air: Can aviation save the Renewable Fuel Standard?

September 17, 2014 |

Declining gasoline demand, blend walls, lack of blender pumps, a fight over E15 ethanol, food vs fuel — it all looks pretty dire for the US Renewable Fuel Standard target of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuel by 2022. Or does it? Does the key to making everyone happy lie 8 miles high, in the aviation sector? […]

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8 trends driving aviation biofuels today

8 trends driving aviation biofuels today

August 6, 2014 |

Feedstock, BRICSA development are the pace-setters this year. Case in point, SkyNRG advances with Boeing, South African Airways on tobacco-based biofuels. In South Africa, we hear that SkyNRG is undertaking its first major feedstock project in South Africa, featuring a nicotine-free energy tobacco crop that’s developed by Sunchem under the name of Solaris. Which is an […]

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